Making the invisible visible: Disability inclusive development in Solomon Islands

Alexandra Gartrell, Megan G Jennaway, Lenore Manderson, Naomi Godden

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International and national level disability inclusive discourse, policy and strategy typically render invisible the institutional structures, political economies and socio-cultural power relations that constitute the lived experience of disability. The lack of robust information on disability extends these theoretical blind spots to the absence of disability in official statistics, political dialogue and social policy. Empirically grounded, inclusive research that recognises disability as embedded in globalised political economies and culturally specific power relations is required to address the theoretical, statistical and programmatic invisibility of disability. Such research will provide a solid knowledge base on which to build effective inclusive interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1400
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Development Studies
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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